Whether you like it or not, our world revolves around the use of computers. It does not matter if you are a tradesman or a professional, knowing how to use a computer and the Microsoft suite of products is crucial to your job.
In a recent report by Deloitte, the 2011 Census found that 47 per cent of graduates from IT courses work in other occupations spanning a range of industries including advertising, marketing, engineering, accounting, bookkeepers and other professionals. TAFE NSW is ensuring the Australian workforce has a better understanding of digital literary though its range of Microsoft short courses.
TAFE NSW ICT Teacher, Roxanne Streatfield, says, “Digital technology and digital disruption continues to be on the rise, which means that business owners, tradesman and professionals need to ensure that they’re job ready with practical IT skills.
“We understand that not everyone is computer savvy, so the Microsoft short courses are an introduction into the most popular programs. Students can choose from a number of courses, which teach everything from the basics of Word, Excel and PowerPoint to using Access for database management. Students gain a thorough understanding through hands-on learning ensuring they‘ve got the skills to get job, run their business and be in control of their future.”
By reskilling and upskilling, small business owners and professionals will ensure that they are not only keeping up with the latest technologies, but also staying ahead of the constantly changing digital landscape, especially as nearly one in two Australians now have both a computer and tablet.
Roxanne Streatfield said enrolments were now open for courses on Microsoft products that employers recognise at TAFE NSW, including Intermediate Excel, Intermediate Word and a Statement of Attainment in Advanced Skills in Microsoft Applications.
For more information about the huge range of short courses available at TAFE NSW, visit www.tafensw.edu.au or phone 131 601.